About computer icons... - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Software > Microsoft Windows and Software
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-04-2004, 02:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 52
Default About computer icons...

I know how to change single Icons in winxp, but I was wondering if any of you know how to change icons on a mass scale. For instance, is it possible to change a group of icons, like the default folder icons, to a predetermined icon that I have else where on my hard drive? Thanks for any help that you can offer!

Ps- I would like to do this without using a program...
__________________

Blackecho is offline  
Old 01-04-2004, 06:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 300
Default

well bugger that i know programs that do that :s
__________________

__________________
*PyRo* is offline  
Old 01-04-2004, 09:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 52
Default

ok, on second thought, due to the lack of strong responses, what would some programs be?
Blackecho is offline  
Old 01-09-2004, 06:37 AM   #4 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 33
Default

i dont know the actual programs but i know you can go to places like www.deviantart.com and they have a section where people submit their icons and its in an icon package and you just run it and it replaces all your icons
technique is offline  
Old 01-09-2004, 07:32 AM   #5 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 872
Default

Microangelo is a great prog .. to change icons on any OS ..
As per ur first question Blackecho.. U can do that by edit the shell32.dll file ..which contains most of the icons on XP.. U can use Microangelo's Librarian to do this ..
__________________
Screenshots of my Desktop.....Post ur\'s too :D

AMD AthlonXP3000+@ 2.2GHz, Cooler Master Aero 7+, Gigabyte 7NNXP , 1GB Kingston HyperX PC3200 Dual Channel , MSI FX5600 VTDR 256 ,Pinnacle PCTV , 120+120GB Barracuda , Liteon 52x CDRW , Samsung DVDROM , Benq DW1620 16x DVD ReWriter, Phillips 21\" TV,Samsung Syncmaster 763MB,Logitech Cordless MX DUO , Thermaltake Silent PurePower 480W Butterfly Series PSU, Win XP SP2,RH9.
Creative DDTS100 Decoder, Creative Inspire TD7700 7.1 Speakers

Search TF B4 u post { Thanks for this one! Emily :) }
<form action=\"http://www.theriddlehouse.com/random/tfsearch.php\"><input type=\"text\" name=\"search\"><input type=\"submit\" name=\"submit\" value=\"Search!\"></form>
preet2u is offline  
Old 01-09-2004, 07:33 AM   #6 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 872
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by technique
.... www.deviantart.com
It's a great place to find great loking icons , wallpapers etc.. I really like the site :beard:
__________________
Screenshots of my Desktop.....Post ur\'s too :D

AMD AthlonXP3000+@ 2.2GHz, Cooler Master Aero 7+, Gigabyte 7NNXP , 1GB Kingston HyperX PC3200 Dual Channel , MSI FX5600 VTDR 256 ,Pinnacle PCTV , 120+120GB Barracuda , Liteon 52x CDRW , Samsung DVDROM , Benq DW1620 16x DVD ReWriter, Phillips 21\" TV,Samsung Syncmaster 763MB,Logitech Cordless MX DUO , Thermaltake Silent PurePower 480W Butterfly Series PSU, Win XP SP2,RH9.
Creative DDTS100 Decoder, Creative Inspire TD7700 7.1 Speakers

Search TF B4 u post { Thanks for this one! Emily :) }
<form action=\"http://www.theriddlehouse.com/random/tfsearch.php\"><input type=\"text\" name=\"search\"><input type=\"submit\" name=\"submit\" value=\"Search!\"></form>
preet2u is offline  
Old 01-09-2004, 01:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 33
Default

hehe the site is leet i use it for everything
technique is offline  
Old 01-09-2004, 01:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
ADZ
Master Techie
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 2,231
Send a message via Yahoo to ADZ
Default

Its a good place for ideas!!!
ADZ is offline  
Old 01-09-2004, 03:12 PM   #9 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,258
Default

The Icons are controled from within the registry. HKey Classes Root. You have to find the file extention or the item you want changed and then modify the corisponding values. It's pretty time consuming to do it, but it can be done. If you export a reg file containing the items you want to change, you can then modify the entires for the icons when ever and the reimport them. A little time will get you a long way...

Good luck.
Inaris is offline  
Old 01-09-2004, 10:04 PM   #10 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 28
Default

if your files have same extension, then go to My Computer > Tools > Folder Options > File Types - and find your extension then change the icon
__________________

Jetta-GT- is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:43 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.